Summit County is now a Level 3 County. What does this mean?
The promotion of Summit County to Level 3 of the Coronavirus Warning System now means face coverings are required in public settings. Not only is it important to your personal safety, but it is also important to protect others as well. But since the effect of the virus, disposable masks have been hard to find, and material and cloth face coverings have been scarce or expensive. However, there are still places that can provide you with masks without even having to leave your home.
If you want to access these resounces, it is important to be digitally connected. If you do not have access to digital resources, contact us--we want to help you get connected!
DHVANI - A Mask for Every American
DHVANI is working hard on a huge goal--making sure that every American has a mask. To get a free, washable, eco-friendly, 100% cotton masks that feature adjustable ear loops, just click on the link below, enter your information, answer the questions (even if you answer no, you still qualify for a mask), and follow their prompts! It's that simple.
Summit County Masks for MOMS
Living through COVID-19 has been scary for all of us, but especially for those who are pregnant. To help make it a little less scary, Masks for MOMS wants to get reusable cloth face masks to the moms and moms-to-be who need them in the Akron area. For more info, click through the link below and browse the site!
Rose & Wesley Free Masks
Handmade with love and generosity, this small store is sending out 2 free masks to those that need them--just pay $3 in shipping. You can also choose to donate if you have the means, allowing for this project to continue. Patterns and colors will vary. For more information, click the link below and read the product description.
How to Make Masks
CDC Guidelines and Tutorials
Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings. Simple cloth face coverings can be made at home and may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This webpage offers two tutorials on how to make masks--one by sewing and the other without sewing.
JoAnn Fabrics - Make to Give
JoAnn Fabrics has an entire page devoted to making masks, mask patterns, and other perternent info. Your local JoAnn Fabrics may even have free supplies for those that don't have them. Contact your local store today for more info, or click through this link.
As the pandemic begins a second spike, it is our duty as responsible citizens to wear masks to protect ourselves and others. Though it is a point of contention, please remember that refusal to wear masks may bar your entry into stores and other businesses. Also, it is important to remember that by wearing masks, we become closer to getting the pandemic under control.